Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and because of this has to deal with water scarcity and massive poverty issues on a scale which most people can hardly imagine.
It is estimated that around 70% of the population does not have direct access to a potable water source. Even then, some of these good water systems are not available all year long. Whether its a broken hand pump or the lack of an actual water well, financial income plays a huge factor in the lack of water. It’s said that almost 80% of Haitians live on less than $2.00 per day.
The lack of clean water and the basic sanitation that comes with it is the leading cause of waterborne illnesses such as cholera, typhoid and diarrhea. These illnesses are linked to over half of the deaths in the country alone.